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Hiking tour to the Denti di Terrarossa

This high alpine tour starts on the Alpe di Siusi and leads up to the 2,600 m high Denti di Terrarossa (Horse Teeth) rock formations.

Starting of our hiking tour at the mountain station of the Alpe di Siusi Cable Car in Compaccio (1,800 m asl, Compaccio is reachable also by car before 9 am), we follow trail no. 7 to the Molignon mountain hut. From here, the gentle pastures landscape gives way to a high mountains nature with some small ravines. We continue on trail no. 7 until we reach the Dialer mountain hut (2,153 m asl).

We continue our tour westwards on the quite steep gravel trails no. 8 and 4. On our left we see Mt Molignon in the impressive Catinaccio Group. On our right there are the red shimmering peaks of the Denti di Terrarossa (Horse Teeth) rock formations. Morover, we see the Val di Fassa (Trentino) under us, as well as the Sella Group and Mt Marmolada, with 3,343 m asl the highest peak of the Dolomites, east of us.

At a height of 2,440 m asl we finally reach the Alpe di Tires mountain hut. After a short rest we continue our tour towards north right under the Denti di Terrarossa, where the green meadows and beautiful alpine flowers contrast sharply with the impressive peaks of the Denti di Terrarossa, which seem to grow out of the ground like Gothic cathedrals. Trail no. 2 gets narrower and narrower until we finally reach the Denti di Terrarossa saddle at 2,500 m asl. Here, the panorama of the Alpe di Siusi, Mt Sciliar and the Trentino Dolomites is very impressive. After a short rest we descend on a narrow, very steep trail on the opposite side of the Denti di Terrarossa. Across green hills and meadows we finally hike towards the Hotel Panorama, where we follow trail no. 2, which leads us back to our starting point Compaccio.

Information: because of the steep descent, hiking boots are absolutely requested and we also recommend hiking poles!

Author: AT

Please note: when you plan to do this hiking tour, we recommend to get also first-hand information on the conditions of the trail at the site!

Starting point: Compaccio on the Alpe di Siusi, mountain station of the Alpe di Siusi Cable Car
Path: Compaccio - Molignon mountain hut - Dialer mountain hut - Alpe di Tires mountain hut - Denti di Terrarossa saddle - Compaccio
Trail number: 7, 8, 4, 2, S, 7
Walking time: approx. 4.5 hours
Altitude difference: 900 m
Suitable for families? No.
Further information: Tourist Board Castelrotto, phone: +39 0471 706333

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